Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer’s Disease

Early signs often include short-term memory loss

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The Denver Broncos said Wednesday that owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the NFL team because of his Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive, fatal disease of the brain that destroys memory and thinking skills and impairs basic daily functions. 

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Bowlen, whose team won two Super Bowls and who oversaw one of the NFL’s most consistently competitive franchises, revealed in 2009 that he had begun to experience short-term memory loss.

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